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UPDATE: Two Injured in Semi-vs.-Car Crash on I-80 at Route 30

Two people were injured in a semi-truck-car crash on Interstate 80 at Route 30. The two were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

UPDATE:

Tuesday--9:40 p.m.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Jeff Padilla said the driver of the semi-truck had passed out at the wheel after having taken some medication. He was in the right lane of traffic and drifted across all four lanes, clipping the front-end of the SUV.

The trailer went all the way left into the wire median, where it came to a stop. The SUV rolled into the right ditch.

Both drivers received non-life threatening injuries, according to Padilla.

The semi-truck driver was issued a ticked for improper lane use. The identities of the two were not released.    

Original story:

Illinois State Police are investigating a semi-truck-car crash about 6:30 p.m. today on Interstate 80 at Route 30 in New Lenox.

ISP Sgt. Jeff Padilla reported that two people were injured as a result of the crash. They were transported to Silver Cross Hospital by the New Lenox Fire Protection District.

The passenger vehicle rolled over on the highway.  

Police say the accident occurred in the westbound lane. One lane remains closed.

The eastbound lanes are open.

No further details were available.

 

Illinois State Police are investigating a semi-truck-car crash about 6:30 p.m. today on Interstate 80 at Route 30 in New Lenox.

ISP Sgt. Jeff Padilla reported that two people were injured as a result of the crash. They were transported to Silver Cross Hospital by the New Lenox Fire Protection District.

The passenger vehicle rolled over on the highway.  

Police say the accident occurred in the westbound lane. One lane remains closed.

The eastbound lanes are open.

No further details were available.

Cindy March 20, 2013 at 09:28 PM
I know his wife and my prayers are with the family. sb The problem is people have no idea how to read! The driver PASSED OUT. He jumped over lanes of traffic and hit him twice. The nurse behind him also stated that the TRUCK DRIVER was SLEEPING. Lots of prayers are being said tonight for the family.
Shrek March 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM
The reason that us truck drivers are haulin' is so we don't piss off you 4 wheelers doin 70 off the entrance ramp that don't look at the oncoming lane until you put down your stupid cell phone 20 feet from the end of the exit lane.
masonm March 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM
And what about the trucker and his family, I'm sure this was not his "home" he has been displaced without family and what if that truck was his home, then you have to account for the medical reason he blacked out, unless you SB were on the scene of the accident you don't clearly know what happened I'm sure the driver of the truck never expected to black out and have an accident that day either.
Sal March 21, 2013 at 09:08 PM
I literally saw this accident happen thru my rear view mirror.. Glad these ppl are ok it look rear bad my leg was shaking as I was seen the whole accodent happen. I really thought that semi was going all the way across to the other side onto incoming traffic! DRIVE SAFE!
dc March 22, 2013 at 02:01 AM
That was my husband in the SUV, I am thanking God every second that the driver of that semi didn't make me a widow and leave my 3 young children fatherless.If he had a medical condition that required him to take medication that would make him pass out then maybe he shouldn't be driving over the road. All I can say is my prayers go out to him and his family and hope they feel as lucky as I do knowing everyone is safe

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